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If you read one Mark Zuckerberg takedown today, read this one

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09.05.2019

Thursday morning, the New York Times published an op-ed by Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes that pulled no punches. Hughes’s message was right there in the headline: “It’s time to break up Facebook.”

This is, of course, has become an oft-repeated sentiment over the last few years. Politicians like Elizabeth Warren have been sounding this horn for a bit now amid a growing outcry that Facebook and other tech giants should be broken up on antitrust grounds. However, Hughes’s op-ed may have more of an impact. For one, Hughes isn’t an economist or politician–but someone who helped build Facebook and knows Mark Zuckerberg personally. He describes personal anecdotes of being in college with Zuckerberg, growing the company, and watching the platform scale and dominate.

Hughes writes that it is Zuckerberg’s “very humanity that makes his unchecked power so problematic.” He........

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